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FCNL in the News Divide Over Israel Widens in Democratic Party 

“There are new members of Congress, new voices on this issue and they are doing this because they are hearing from their constituents,” says Kate Gould, legislative director for Middle East Policy at the Quaker lobby group.

Update Stop the U.S.-Sponsored Yemen War  

The impending sale of more U.S. bombs to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates provides Congress with an opportunity to act to stop the largest humanitarian crisis in the world. The U.S. government is literally refueling the bombers and arming the war that threatens millions of Yemenis with famine, mass starvation, and a historic resurgence of cholera.

Update Dismantling Racism in U.S. Foreign Policy 

A conversation with Salih Booker

On June 26, Salih Booker from the Center for International Policy led a stimulating conversation with FCNL’s staff and network on structural racism that permeates U.S. foreign policy.

Statement 34 Representatives Oppose Assault on Yemen's Port 

U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (D-WI), Justin Amash (R-MI), Ro Khanna (D-CA), Thomas Massie (R-KY), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Walter Jones (R-NC), and Ted Lieu (D-CA) this week led a bipartisan letter calling on Secretary of Defense James Mattis to stop a disastrous military assault by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on Hodeida, Yemen’s major port city.

Voting to Rein in Starvation, Torture and U.S. War in Yemen  

This marks a momentous week for Congress on re-examining the U.S. role in Yemen, and its facilitation of the world’s largest humanitarian crisis in the country. Just this week, members of Congress in both the House and the Senate have voted in favor of reining in U.S. support for starvation, torture and war led by the U.S.’ Gulf allies in Yemen.

Background Question for Candidates: Bombs in Yemen 

Since March 2015, the U.S. has supported the Saudi-led military coalition to wage a devastating war in Yemen, which has plunged that country into humanitarian crisis

Press Release FCNL: Trump’s Jerusalem Decision Foments Violence, Endangers Lives  

FCNL condemns the Trump administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, a provocative move that foments violence in the Middle East and endangers lives in the Middle East and potentially beyond. The Friends Committee on National Legislation urges Congress to denounce this provocation and to refuse to fund Trump’s planned fortress-like embassy in Jerusalem.

Update 70 Years On: Seeking a Hopeful Future in a Time of Yearning 

On May 14th, 2018, FCNL joined several faith organizations to call on Israel to respect the rights of Palestinians to protest on Nakba, remembering the displacement and dispossession of more than 750,000 Palestinians 70 years ago.

Update Congress Must Stop War With Iran 

President Trump just announced the U.S. will be withdrawing from the historic Iran nuclear deal, which has successfully closed off Iran’s potential pathways to a nuclear weapon while guarding against yet another U.S. war in the Middle East. War with Iran just became more likely.

Press Release Trump's March to War with Iran Must be Stopped by Congress  

FCNL condemns President Trump’s dangerous decision to violate the Iran nuclear deal, which has blocked that country’s pathways to building a nuclear weapon and guarded against the risk of U.S. war with Iran. By refusing to issue sanctions waivers as required under the landmark nuclear accord, President Trump is dramatically increasing the risk of war. Our 75-year-old Quaker lobby in the public interest is urging members of Congress to do everything in their power to prevent another catastrophic U.S. war in the Middle East.

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